Matija Nastasic


“I’m convinced of our strength”

Matija Nastasic could only watch Schalke’s loss to Hertha Berlin from the stands following his controversial sending off against Wolfsburg the week before. The defender spoke to us about the red card, his faith in the manager and his belief it won’t take long to start getting points on the board.


S04 appeal Nastasic red card

Schalke had to finish their first game of the new Bundesliga season with ten men. After a tackle by Matija Nastasic on Wout Weghorst, the video assistant intervened and referee Patrick Ittrich subsequently changed his decision from a yellow to a red card for the Schalke centre-half.


Matija Nastasic: Looking forward to a home game and seeing old faces

For the first time since renewing his contract, Matija Nastasic will be back playing in the VELTINS-Arena, with the opponents his former side, ACF Fiorentina (Saturday August 11th). In an interview with, the Serbian international discussed this special encounter, his old teammates and the reasons for extending his contract until 2022.


Trio of first team players join up with squad for first session after China tour

The Royal Blues kicked off the second part of their pre-season training on Monday (16.7). Domenico Tedesco welcomed back some familiar faces to training for the first time this summer, including the two Austrians Guido Burgstaller and Alessandro Schöpf, who were in action for their country until the middle of June.


Matija Nastasic and Ralf Fährmann extend contracts to 2022

Two key Schalke players are remaining Royal Blues. Matija Nastasic and Ralf Fährmann have signed new deals at FC Schalke 04. The Serbia international has extended his contract by three years and Schalke’s captain has added an extra two years onto his current deal.


The Royal Blues’ pre-World Cup friendlies

The World Cup is fast approaching. To warm up and find their form ahead of the tournament, which gets underway on 14th June, the countries taking part have several friendly fixtures coming up. The final World Cup squads must be submitted to FIFA by 4th June. Leon Goretzka, Breel Embolo, Amine Harit, Matija Nastasic und Marko Pjaca are the current Schalke players to have been named in their respective countries’ preliminary World Cup squads.


Matija Nastasic sidelined for remainder of the season

Not the news we were hoping for: Matija Nastasic has injured the posterior cruciate ligament in his right knee in the away fixture in Hamburg.


Breel Embolo scores, Yevhen Konoplyanka assists

With 79 days to go until the start of the World Cup in Russia, a number of teams played on Tuesday to see how they fared against fellow international sides. A number of the Knappen were involved in these clashes. We rounded up their work over the international break.


Mixed results for S04 players as international break kicks off

A total of eight Royal Blues were in action on Friday night. There were two defeats, two draws and three wins for Schalke internationals in total and rounds up all the action!


13 Knappen called up for international duty

In the first international break of the calendar year, 13 members of Schalke’s squad will be representing their respective national sides in the coming days. A particular focus will be on those participating in the World Cup as they gear up for this summer’s competition in Russia.


World Cup 2018 draw: A Royal Blue battle in Group E

On Friday 1st December, the footballing world turned its attention to Moscow. In the Russian capital, the groups for the 2018 World Cup were decided.